Kelly Interviews the “Tech Rabbi” Apple Distinguished Educator, Rabbi Michael Cohen. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheTechRabbi
Rabbi Michael Cohen is the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. It is there that he created and developed the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, and institutions including Apple Leadership Events, SXSWEdu, ISTE, American Jeweish University, and the EdTechTeacher iPad Summits.
Due to this innovative approach, Rabbi Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. In 2016, Onalytica published a report ranking Rabbi Michael among the Top 50 EdTech Influencers today. Rabbi Michael is an ordained Orthodox Rabbi, and holds a Masters in Education specializing in Educational Technology, and a Bachelors in Fine Art focusing on Art and Design.
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In this episode, Kelly interviews the founder of iPadpalooza and author of Mobile Learning Mindset, Carl Hooker.
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He’s also the author of the six-book series titled Mobile Learning Mindset, a guide for teachers, administrators, parents and others to support and embrace mobile learning in our schools.
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iPadpalooza website: A festival of learning founded by Carl.
Carl’s website: Hooked on Innovation: https://hookedoninnovation.com
Follow Carl on Twitter at: @mrhooker
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Do you want to make amazing iBooks? Learn from the best at iBook Hack Event in Zeeland Michigan on June 29 through July 1, 2015.
Here are the details from the website:
The Hackathon’s purpose is to train educators in designing high-quality, media-rich, interactive iBooks for education. This event is put on by experienced teachers for innovative teachers looking to impact their learning environments.
The Hackathon is set up to differentiate instruction based off your current ability. From beginner to published author, the hackathon will take your knowledge of iBooks Author and instructional design to the next level.
A time of peer review will provide you with critical feed back on how to improve your content. In the end, you will be amazed by what you can create and how great an impact it can have on your teaching and learning.